Monthly Archives: November 2013

Latest Bestseller Club Titles

my amish boyfriendMy Amish Boyfried by Melody Carlson (Feb 2014)
Sixteen-year-old Shannon McNamara has to relocate to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can look after her. She quickly learns that living a “simple” life is a lot of hard work, but when a hot young Amish guy enters the picture, she’s ready to consider making it a permanent change. It’s a story of worlds–and families–colliding.

missing youMissing You by Harlan Coben (March 2014)
NYPD Detective Kat Donovan looks at an online dating profile and focuses on the accompanying picture of her ex-fiancé. Kat feels a spark, but when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her hope turns into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light. With lives on the line, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.

bootleggerThe Bootlegger by Clive Cussler (March 2014)
It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Detective Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend is nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers. Bell finds himself up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

chaseThe Chase by Janet Evanovich (Feb 2014)
Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox has convinced the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to catch the world’s most wanted criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the leader of a private security agency who has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian. Nick and Kate must work under the radar–and against the clock–to devise a plan to steal the piece back. 

moving targetMoving Target by J.A. Jance (Feb 2014)
Ali Reynolds spans continents to solve a cold case murder and to figure out who wants a young juvenile offender dead. With unsolved murders on both sides of the Atlantic, Ali, her fiance B., and her good friend Sister Anselm are united by their search for answers–and the jeopardy they get into as a result.

killerKiller by Jonathan Kellerman (Feb 2014)
L.A. has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. He becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute between sisters, and when the child disappears he knows he must work with  longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis to save an innocent life. 

kiss and tellKiss and Tell by Fern Michaels (Feb 2014)
The latest installment of the Sisterhood series will be coming out in February.

first loveFirst Love by James Patterson (Jan 2014)
A remarkably moving tale with its origins in James Patterson’s own past, “First Love” is testament to the power of first love–and how it can change the rest of your life.

nypd red 2NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (March 2014)
Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City’s most high-profile crimes. NYPD Red 2 is the next novel in James Patterson’s newest series, a thriller that careens through New York City and  into the psyche of a depraved killer you’ve never seen before.

christmas hopeA Christmas Hope by Anne Perry (Nov 2013)
A Christmas Hope is the gripping story of an unforgettable battle between goodness and evil in Victorian London–and a lonely woman’s search for meaning in her life.

death on blackheathDeath on Blackheath by Anne Perry (March 2014)
With this new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery, Perry returns us to that charmed era, when wealth and power rule–but where poisonous corruption lies coiled in the heart of empire.

concealed in deathConcealed in Death by J.D. Robb (Feb 2014)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife, and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved. 

power playPower Play by Daneille Steel (March 2014)
In Northern California two successful CEOs are both indispensable to their growing companies’ futures. Both are brilliant at the power game, but the difference between them is huge-one is a man, the other a woman. In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel explores what that means as she takes readers into the rarefied world of those at the pinnacle of international business and reveals the irrevocable choices they make, what drives them, and how others perceive them.

bone deepBone Deep by Randy Wayne White (March 2014)
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along. Neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for.

Future of Tom Clancy Books

Despite Tom Clancy’s death in early October 2013 at age 66, it appears his legacy will continue under co-writers of his popular series.

Command Authority featuring Jack Ryan Jr. will come out December 3, 2013. Holds have already been placed for Scott County Library System BSC members. It is unclear whether co-writer Mark Greaney will continue the series after Command Authority. Tom Clancy will remain on the BESTSELLER Club until further notice.

Clancy’s Net Force and Splinter Cell series have been written by other authors for quite some time so those may continue to roll off the presses as well.

Clancy, a former Maryland insurance salesman, was catapulted into fame in the 1980s when President Ronald Reagan praised the Hunt for Red October.

Since then, Clancy’s novels have more than 100 million copies in print and several movies have been made. The video games based on his books were so realistic the military used them for training.

Read more about Clancy’s life and writing in his NY Times obituary.

Check out his upcoming release on his official website.


Latest Bestseller Club Holds

first dateFirst Date by Melody Carlson [Oct 2013]
Five high school friends start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game), to get dates for Homecoming. The things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.

command authorityCommand Authority by Tom Clancy [Dec 2013]
There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden in the past. The clue to the mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

cellCell by Robin Cook [Jan 2014]
The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating. It is called iDoc, and beta tests are resulting in dead patients. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up?

mirageMirage by Clive Cussler [Nov 2013]
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax–but now there is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

hazardous dutyHazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin [Dec 2013]
Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has a bright idea–put Colonel Charley Castillo and his men on the case. It’s sure to be hazardous duty.

death tradeThe Death Trade by Jack Higgins [Dec 2013]
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can’t stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. Sean Dillon and Sara Gideon think there might be a way to pull off an escape.

bull riverRobert B. Parker’s Bull River by Robert Knott [Jan 2014]
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle. When a robbery suspect is found severely beaten it’s a murderer they’ve hunted down who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of Saint Louis’s most prominent millionaire in a story that brings revenge to a whole new level.

innocenceInnocence by Dean Koontz [Dec 2013]
Something more than chance brings together an exile from society and a fugitive in a world whose hour of reckoning is approaching.

river roadRiver Road by Jayne Ann Krentz [Jan 2014]
It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while her old friend Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother. Mason saved Lucy once and he’ll save her again, but this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .

bourne retributionRobert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution by Eric Lustbader [Dec 2013]
Jason Bourne is after the man who ordered the murder of Rebeka. As he plans on avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death . . .


Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin [Jan 2014]
Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.


Forget Me Not by Fern Michaels [Dec 2013]
With a popular comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash and she realizes how little she actually knew about their lives.

secret santaSecret Santa by Fern Michaels [Oct 2013]
A compilation of Christmas stories, by Fern Michaels and three others.


Sabrina’s Man by Gilbert Morris [Dec 2013]
Sabrina’s pampered life comes to a screeching halt when a vile conman steals away her younger sister. When her daddy’s money can’t buy justice, Sabrina takes matters into her own hands on a wild west adventure.


Private L.A. by James Patterson [Feb 2014]
Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. But as Jack uncovers clues, the Golden Couple starts to look a little tarnished.


All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson [Jan 2014]
Gwyn Hillerman acts as a nurse at her father’s medical practice in 1935 rural Alaska. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after he loses an affluent patient. As the two families intertwine, more and more secrets are revealed.


Hunted by Karen Robards [Dec 2013]
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, but this time, the hostages include her boss and the mayor. And the hostage taker is an extremely dangerous former co-worker.


Dark Witch by Nora Roberts [Nov 2013]
With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. She finds solace in the land of Ireland, but an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope alive.


Standup Guy by Stuart Woods [Jan 2014]
Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual and potentially lucrative dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case.